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Da Nang fines beach resort developer over breach

The central city of Da nang has fined the owners of an illegally enlarged beach resort in Ngu Hanh Son District 100 million VND (4,400 USD) and will dismantle all buildings involved after January 18. A section of a concrete dyke illegally built on public beach in Da Nang Director of the city’s construction department, ... Read More »

HCM City upgrades hotline system for infrastructure breakdowns

The city’s Department of Information and Communications has completed expanding and upgrading the information system for infrastructure breakdowns, called the 1022 system. “By expanding and upgrading the system, HCM City authorities want to solve all technical problems the fastest and most effective way,” Le Quoc Cuong, director of the department, said at a press conference held yesterday. The system can ... Read More »

VNR launches luxury trains on North-South route

The Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has launched six new high-quality trains on the Thong Nhat (North – South) route at Sai Gon Train Station. Six new “five-star” trains began running between HCM City and Hanoi on January 11 Vu Anh Minh, chairman of VNR, said on January 10 that the new trains were five-star quality and would meet passenger demand ... Read More »

New criteria classify private hospitals

The Ministry of Health has issued a set of criteria to classify the quality of private hospitals and healthcare clinics across the country. The Ministry of Health has issued a set of criteria to classify the quality of private hospitals and healthcare clinics across the country. — Photo cand.vn The move came after the Viet Nam Social Insurance Agency decided ... Read More »

PVC trial: Life imprisonment proposed for Trinh Xuan Thanh

The Hanoi procuracy on January 11 proposed life imprisonment for Trinh Xuan Thanh, former Chairman of PetroVietnam (PVN) Construction Joint Stock Corporation (PVC) on the charge of “asset embezzlement”. Trinh Xuan Thanh at the trial In addition, 13 to 14 years of imprisonment was sought for Thanh on the count of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe ... Read More »

Hue boat people chill out waiting for homes ashore

VietNamNet Bridge – During wet, cold weather, bathing is a rare treat for Tran Quang, a boat resident in central Thua Thien- Hue Province. Quang, who is 35, is one of more than 100 boat people living on a floating village in Thuy Phu Commune. It is a tough, inconvenient life. Le Thi Guc plays with her 10-month old daughter ... Read More »

Hanoi bans Uber, Grab cars during rush hours

Contracted Uber and Grab cars are not allowed to run across 13 streets in the capital city during rush hours, 6 – 9 am and 4:30 – 7:30 pm, starting January 11. Uber app on the screen of a smart phone Ban signs for the under-9-seat online hired cabs were already put at these streets, including Hoang Hoa Tham, Mai ... Read More »

Thanh Hoa search for 15 missing fishermen

Rescue forces are searching for 15 fishermen missing from five fishing boats that sank off the coast of the central province of Thanh Hoa. Rescue forces are searching for 15 fishermen missing from five fishing boats that sank off the coast of the central province of Thanh Hoa Provincial authorities have asked the Vietnam National Committee for Search and Rescue ... Read More »

Rural workers flock to capital

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi is currently witnessing the massive annual influx of migrant manual workers. Seeking jobs that no city people are willing to do, they need to earn extra money to prepare for Tet (Vietnamese Lunar New Year). Illustrative photo — doisongphapluat.vn Yen Phu Street in Tay Ho District has long been recognised as a hub for porters from ... Read More »